The Edmonton Chamber Music Society | Maxwell Quartet and Stewart Goodyear

The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

Maxwell Quartet and Stewart Goodyear

Maxwell Quartet

Colin Scobie and George Smith, violins  |  Elliott Perks, viola  |  Duncan Strachan, cello

Friday, January 6, 2023  |  7:30 PM

Robertson-Wesley United Church*  |  10209 123 St NW  Edmonton, AB
*Please note: Parking by Robertson Wesley church is very limited. Only street parking is available. Please allow extra time to find parking

Adult: $50 | Under 30: $25

SINGLE TICKETS [a $2 web fee will be applied] available through:
TIX on the Square:  9930 102 Ave.  Sir Winston Churchill Square  Edmonton, AB
TEL: 780-420-1757
Mon.-Fri: 10 AM to 5 PM   Sat: 11 AM to 4 PM

Tickets will also be sold at the door.

1st Place Prizewinner and Audience Prizewinner at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, and hailed as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald, and “superb storytelling by four great communicators” by The Strad magazine, the Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain's finest young string quartets, with a strong connection to their folk music heritage and a commitment to bringing together wide-ranging projects and programmes to expand the string quartet repertoire.

The Quartet is formed of four close friends who grew up playing folk and classical music together in youth orchestras and music schools across Scotland.

Stewart Goodyear  |  Piano

Proclaimed “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished concert pianist, improviser and composer. Mr. Goodyear has performed with, and has been commissioned by, many of the major orchestras and chamber music organizations around the world.

Last year, Orchid Classics released Mr. Goodyear's recording of his suite for piano and orchestra, Callaloo, and his piano sonata. His recent commissions include a Piano Quintet for the Penderecki String Quartet, and a piano work for the Honens Piano Competition.

Stewart Goodyear

Download Program Notes


Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Fantasias for Four Voices

  • Fantasia in F major Z. 737
  • Fantasia in D minor Z. 739
  • Fantasia in E minor Z. 741
  • Fantasia in G major Z. 742

Eleanor Alberga (b.1949)
Clouds, for Piano Quintet (1984)

  • Scudding
  • Looming
  • Storming


Franz Josepf Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in F major, Op. 77, No. 2, Hob.III:82

  • Allegro moderato
  • Menuetto. Presto ma non troppo
  • Andante
  • Finale: Vivace assai

Scottish Folk Music

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